Knife ec2 plugin - losing my mind


#1

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…


#2

Having the same recently, even without VPC.
Might be a Fog timeout.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…


#3

time out and/or retry.

Anyone else?

Is there an alternative to the ec2 plugin and/or fog?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Having the same recently, even without VPC.
Might be a Fog timeout.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…


#4

You can also use EC2 API tools to launch instances and then use knife
bootstrap.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

time out and/or retry.

Anyone else?

Is there an alternative to the ec2 plugin and/or fog?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Mike <miketheman@gmail.com <javascript:;>>
wrote:

Having the same recently, even without VPC.
Might be a Fog timeout.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…


#5

I’ve spent weeks building up this process around the knife plugin and
tonight for whatever reason, things have gotten uber flaky.

I think I’m going to have to redo all of this using the EC2 tools…

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

You can also use EC2 API tools to launch instances and then use knife
bootstrap.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

time out and/or retry.

Anyone else?

Is there an alternative to the ec2 plugin and/or fog?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Having the same recently, even without VPC.
Might be a Fog timeout.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…


#6

Which region are you trying to launch instances in? What happens if you try a different region? Can you increase the timeouts on the knife calls?

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM, Maven User wrote:

I’ve spent weeks building up this process around the knife plugin and
tonight for whatever reason, things have gotten uber flaky.

I think I’m going to have to redo all of this using the EC2 tools…

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Mike <miketheman@gmail.com (mailto:miketheman@gmail.com)> wrote:

You can also use EC2 API tools to launch instances and then use knife
bootstrap.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

time out and/or retry.

Anyone else?

Is there an alternative to the ec2 plugin and/or fog?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Mike <miketheman@gmail.com (mailto:miketheman@gmail.com)> wrote:

Having the same recently, even without VPC.
Might be a Fog timeout.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…


#7

Knife-ec2 and fog use the same EC2 API end points that the Amazon-provided EC2 tools use, so there’s a chance that the latter will fail as well. I second the idea of testing provisioning manually and bootstrapping, at least if you are in a bind.

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM, Maven User maven.2.user@gmail.com wrote:

I’ve spent weeks building up this process around the knife plugin and
tonight for whatever reason, things have gotten uber flaky.
I think I’m going to have to redo all of this using the EC2 tools…
On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

You can also use EC2 API tools to launch instances and then use knife
bootstrap.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

time out and/or retry.

Anyone else?

Is there an alternative to the ec2 plugin and/or fog?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Having the same recently, even without VPC.
Might be a Fog timeout.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…


#8

im using the plugin both with and without VPC, and without any trouble.
Certain stuff dont work in vpc mode (like security groups can not be
referred by name etc). Are you recently getting these errors? or you are
just trying them afresh? From your error it looks like a fog related issue.
Can you share the full stack trace with -VV ?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Eric Dennis threetee@gmail.com wrote:

Knife-ec2 and fog use the same EC2 API end points that the Amazon-provided
EC2 tools use, so there’s a chance that the latter will fail as well. I
second the idea of testing provisioning manually and bootstrapping, at
least if you are in a bind.

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM, Maven User maven.2.user@gmail.com wrote:

I’ve spent weeks building up this process around the knife plugin and
tonight for whatever reason, things have gotten uber flaky.

I think I’m going to have to redo all of this using the EC2 tools…

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

You can also use EC2 API tools to launch instances and then use knife
bootstrap.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

time out and/or retry.

Anyone else?

Is there an alternative to the ec2 plugin and/or fog?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Having the same recently, even without VPC.
Might be a Fog timeout.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…


#9

Nope, moments before and after the same script works just fine, so no
user errors.

It’s totally random so it’s really hard to reproduce…

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Ranjib Dey dey.ranjib@gmail.com wrote:

im using the plugin both with and without VPC, and without any trouble.
Certain stuff dont work in vpc mode (like security groups can not be
referred by name etc). Are you recently getting these errors? or you are
just trying them afresh? From your error it looks like a fog related issue.
Can you share the full stack trace with -VV ?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Eric Dennis threetee@gmail.com wrote:

Knife-ec2 and fog use the same EC2 API end points that the Amazon-provided
EC2 tools use, so there’s a chance that the latter will fail as well. I
second the idea of testing provisioning manually and bootstrapping, at least
if you are in a bind.

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM, Maven User maven.2.user@gmail.com wrote:

I’ve spent weeks building up this process around the knife plugin and
tonight for whatever reason, things have gotten uber flaky.

I think I’m going to have to redo all of this using the EC2 tools…

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

You can also use EC2 API tools to launch instances and then use knife
bootstrap.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

time out and/or retry.

Anyone else?

Is there an alternative to the ec2 plugin and/or fog?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Having the same recently, even without VPC.
Might be a Fog timeout.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…


#10

Chiming in with another data point. I’ve used the knife ec2 plugin for a
year and a half and it’s never given me any problems. If it’s an
intermittent problem it’s likely that the ec2 endpoints are timing out on
you, or that the version of the fog gem that underlies the knife-ec2 plugin
has a brand new bug in it.

If it’s the ec2 endpoint timing out on you, then the ec2 command line tools
won’t work. If it’s fog, then they will. You can test fog in IRB, or just
see if it’s had a recent release and downgrade it via your Gemfile.

My two cents, hope that helps.

-Kevin

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM, Maven User maven.2.user@gmail.com wrote:

Nope, moments before and after the same script works just fine, so no
user errors.

It’s totally random so it’s really hard to reproduce…

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Ranjib Dey dey.ranjib@gmail.com wrote:

im using the plugin both with and without VPC, and without any trouble.
Certain stuff dont work in vpc mode (like security groups can not be
referred by name etc). Are you recently getting these errors? or you are
just trying them afresh? From your error it looks like a fog related
issue.
Can you share the full stack trace with -VV ?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Eric Dennis threetee@gmail.com wrote:

Knife-ec2 and fog use the same EC2 API end points that the
Amazon-provided

EC2 tools use, so there’s a chance that the latter will fail as well. I
second the idea of testing provisioning manually and bootstrapping, at
least

if you are in a bind.

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:48 PM, Maven User maven.2.user@gmail.com
wrote:

I’ve spent weeks building up this process around the knife plugin and
tonight for whatever reason, things have gotten uber flaky.

I think I’m going to have to redo all of this using the EC2 tools…

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

You can also use EC2 API tools to launch instances and then use knife
bootstrap.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

time out and/or retry.

Anyone else?

Is there an alternative to the ec2 plugin and/or fog?

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Having the same recently, even without VPC.
Might be a Fog timeout.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Maven User wrote:

Is anyone using this with any success?

I’m struggling to get this to work with any regularity with a
vpc.

I keep getting these messages:

Waiting for server…ERROR: Fog::Errors::Error: Reload failed,
Fog::Compute::AWS::Server went away

Any suggestions? Totally at an end with this thing…